'The Five-Year Engagement' -- 3 1/2 stars

<b>R; 2:04 running time</b><br><br>
A lot of terrible romantic comedies come along in a given year, and after five or six you begin to question your belief in anything -- romance, comedy, movies, even terribleness itself. So. When something as sharp and funny as "The Five-Year Engagement" comes along, it means something. I really like this film, loose flaps, protracted finale and all. As in last year's "Bridesmaids," an authentic, dimensional human element animates the jokes and the characters with whom we spend a couple of highly satisfying hours. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0424-five-year-engagement-20120426,0,5506041.column>"The Fife-Year Engagement" movie review</a>

( April 26, 2012 )

R; 2:04 running time

A lot of terrible romantic comedies come along in a given year, and after five or six you begin to question your belief in anything -- romance, comedy, movies, even terribleness itself. So. When something as sharp and funny as "The Five-Year Engagement" comes along, it means something. I really like this film, loose flaps, protracted finale and all. As in last year's "Bridesmaids," an authentic, dimensional human element animates the jokes and the characters with whom we spend a couple of highly satisfying hours. -- Michael Phillips

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